aztek starting issues - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Pontiac When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-29-2014, 09:09 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default aztek starting issues

Got this PM from Jsteve34;

Last night I bought a 2001 Pontiac Aztek It ran great and I got a good deal on it. I drove it home and parked it came out the next morning to move it and I realized I left one of the doors open slightly (all interior lights off didnt drain battery), I turned the key over and everything still came on but when I went to start it the dash goes blank and nothing happens. I can hear the relays under the center console and both are clicking nice, the starter relay under the hood 58 is not doing anything when I attempt to start it. According to your post I checked for 12v on v3 and v1 and that was both good and it appeared that both w1 and w3 had a constant ground. This doesn't make sense however since I can jump it both at the relay and the starter and it fires right up. I could have been looking at the relay wrong but v3 and v1 are facing the passenger side and w1 and w3 are facing the driver side with w1 and v3 facing the firewall? Ive also checked under hood 19 27 40 and 48 fuses and they are all good along with 42 under the center console. There is no security light that comes on either.
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jwfirebird For This Useful Post:
jsteve34 (08-29-2014)
Old 08-29-2014, 09:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

referring to diagram here, you shouldnt get ground on w1, try testing it with a test light, the clip connected to battery pos it shouldnt light until the key is turned. if it does you have a short the chassis in that line


https://www.gmforum.com/pontiac-168/...d-help-306141/
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jwfirebird For This Useful Post:
jsteve34 (08-29-2014)
Old 08-29-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
jsteve34 is on a distinguished road
Default

Got the issue figured out, there was a short in the starter wire that comes out of the ignition cylinder. I took the column cover off wiggled those wires around and it fired right up.
jsteve34 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jsteve34 For This Useful Post:
Soft Ride (08-29-2014), WilliamE (08-30-2014)
Old 08-29-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

thanks for posting your fix
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aztek odometer bshuntersbd Pontiac 2 08-18-2012 09:05 PM
2001 Aztek speedometer jumping and going crazy- video posted usacamaro Pontiac 7 11-29-2011 02:21 PM
Aztek transmission compatibility captain0 General GM Chat 2 03-21-2011 12:51 PM
04 Aztek Starting Issue xX1SSEI1Xx Lounge 6 11-10-2007 11:51 AM
PONTIAC AZTEK....665 hp?? zzzzzeke Lounge 4 10-13-2003 03:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.